Swiss Architects Picked to Design Israel's National Library in Second Competition

The previous winning proposal, by architect Rafi Segal, was deemed ineligible due to copyright issues.

The Swiss architecture firm of Herzog and de Meuron has been chosen to design Israel's new National Library, the library's building committee announced, besting several other renowned international and Israeli teams. Their selection follows an earlier competition in which Israeli Rafi Segal was awarded, and later removed from, the project.